We are required by law to make sure all digital content on our public website is accessible to people of all abilities.
For website editors, this looks like:
- pdfs and presentations are accessible and can be read by a screen reader,
- all videos have closed captions and/or transcripts,
- all audio files have transcripts attached,
- all images have alternative text, and
- no large amounts of text are in images unless an alternative way of accessing that information is provided.(i.e. text-only version attached with image, or content placed directly on the website.)
For staff requesting additions, this looks like:
- converting pdfs to accessible pdfs before submitting request,
- adding closed captions to all videos before submitting them for posting,
- sending a transcript file with any audio file you are requesting be placed on the public website, and
- if you send an image with a large amount of text, you will also send a Word document with the text that is in the image so screen readers can access the content.
- Board Policy 7540.02
- Revised Section 508
- WCAG 2.1
- What is section 504 and how does it relate to section 508?
- Get Started with Accessibility on the web and in documents
If you have questions, our ADA Compliance Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating and implementing po7540.02(c)(2)
Exceptional Student Education Office
508/ADA Compliance Officer